Salvage - Off Sanibel Island

Neptunus Vessel Salvage, Off Sanibel Island

Kelly Brothers was contacted to salvage a burned and sunken 58’ vessel located 15 miles off the coast of Sanibel in 30’ of water. KBI’s Coast Guard approved salvage plan included an inspection dive checking for any fuel / oil leaks, which were immediately plugged. The vessel was rigged, raised, dewatered, and hip-towed to KBI’s Fort Myers Beach Industrial Landing and Staging Yard. KBI’s dive team also completed an underwater sweep removing all debris from the sea floor. Once at the landing, the vessel was taken from the water and stored in the staging area pending the necessary inspections. Upon completion of the inspections and receiving the appropriate approvals the vessel was demolished and properly disposed of.

Gulf of Mexico
Offshore Sanibel Island, FL

TMS National


Date Completed:

March 2014

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brothers was commissioned to construct a meandering 1,200 lineal foot elevated boardwalk, through our environmentally sensitive wetland. Our goal was to construct an elevated boardwalk and shell paths through this coastal habitat while respecting the mangrove forest, salt marsh, as well as the oak hammock uplands. The chorography technique Kelly Brothers created was truly impressive. As a result, there was no disturbance or destruction to any part of the surrounding area.

~ Al Meronek, Project Manager
Neal Preserve, Bradenton, Manatee County

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brother’s commitment to customer satisfaction, quality work, and on budget performance was proven at every level and every project. The result of our working together has been building one of the area’s premier marinas and recently garnered National Marina of the Year. We certainly consider their work as an integral part of this achievement!

~ Sam Chavers, Vice President
Marina Jack, Sarasota

What our Clients are Saying

KBI was very cooperative in developing solutions to an unforeseen subsurface condition that occurred during installation of the piling. They negotiated the extra
work compensation fairly, and they proceeded with the work with no delays to the project.

~ Todd Boehmer, Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Engineer
Arcadia Bridge, Arcadia

What our Clients are Saying

During construction Kelly Brothers proved their expertise in marine construction by value engineering various components of our multi-faceted project, which resulted in a considerable cost savings to the City of Naples. They have a knowledgeable staff with a strong work ethic and the specialized equipment to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.

~ Roger Jacobsen, Harbor Master
City Dock, Naples

What our Clients are Saying

Congratulations to the team for a great project. The KBI crew was outstanding. It is rare that a crew completes a dredge project without the need for a punch list at the end.  Thanks to Jake, Travis, and especially to Raul and his crew.

~ Mark Kincaid P.E., Vice President of Engineering
Coastal Engineering Consultants